Jumpyby Aethyna Dec 23, 2015 | 2 Votes | 2 Played | 0 Reviews 9 rate Looking for a casual game that is simple enough to play and hard to master? Well, you’re in the right spot, my friend – Jumpy is definitely the game you seek! By controlling the very bouncy red ball, you’ll need to help it avoid various obstacles the litter the staircase with some precision jumping. So, are you up to the task? Play Now Similar Games Played
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Looking for a casual game that is simple enough to play and hard to master? Well, you’re in the right spot, my friend – Jumpy is definitely the game you seek! By controlling the very bouncy red ball, you’ll need to help it avoid various obstacles the litter the staircase with some precision jumping. With some great reflexes and timing, you’ll hopefully be able to get the red ball to the end portal unscathed... the only question remains – are you up to the task?
After setting up the app, you can jump straight into the game. The controls in Jumpy are very intuitive since all you need to do is to tap the screen to make the red ball jump. However, if you think it’ll be easy to breeze through the game, well think again!
Some of the steps on the staircase are covered in spikes that will, obviously, pop your poor red ball like some bubble wrap that was left unattended and placed out in the open in a stressful office environment. Due to this, timing your jumps is of utmost importance in this game. After all, the bouncy red ball can only bounce so far.
What you’ll need to do though is to tap when your ball is on the step right before the spiked one. If you tap when the ball is in midair between the spiked step and the step before, your ball won’t make it across. It might take awhile to get into a proper rhythm and knowing when to tap. However, once you do, the game will turn out to be a tad bit easier... at least until the next level.
Jumpy provides players up to 10 levels to enjoy at the moment and every level has something new, namely gameplay mechanics, to offer. These new stuff include direction changes for your ball, and even spikes that pop up and retract periodically, which also makes having good reflexes an important criteria, in addition to timing, in order to get through a level. There are also steps that appear and disappear at certain intervals and yellow balls bouncing in the opposite direction, which threaten to knock your ball back down the stairs.
Each level will end with a summary that shows you your score (how many steps you’ve managed to get through, in the percentage format). You can also share your score to your Facebook timeline via the nifty share button. It’s interesting to see that the game records the number of attempts you’ve made as well. The best part though is its replay function. You can actually see how you’ve faired in your previous game prior to your ball’s untimely demise. However, this is a feature that is available for certain supported devices. You will also need to enable the recording feature via the Help menu.
Besides its gameplay, another special thing about Jumpy is that you can select your own goals. Currently, you can only choose “levels” as your goal. This means that the games you play have a start and an end. The game will also be adding in a new goal, called “high score”, which technically allow you to play the endless version of the game, so you can strive to rack up as high a score as you can!
Moreover, there is a leaderboard feature, which you can use to see where you rank among all the other players in Jumpy, provided that you’re logged into your Google account. Do your best to climb up the rank ladder for the coveted top spots on the leaderboard.
Now, a review of a free-to-play app wouldn’t be complete without a look in its in-game store... but well, the game has no in-game store! Unlike many other casual free-to-play apps, Jumpy doesn’t provide players with boosters or anything like that, and the game doesn’t have a life, health or an energy system in place to restrict your gameplay.
However, if you would like to show your support to the developer behind the game, you can buy the Ads-free version of Jumpy. The game also has a “restore purchase” option so you won’t need to worry about “losing” your purchase in the future.
The community in this game is still pretty small as Jumpy was just recently released on Google Play. However, within the few days since its launch, the game has already racked up around 100 users so far and this number is expected to go up as the game gains more exposure. That being said, don’t forget to ask your friends to join you in Jumpy if you’ve enjoyed playing the game. Every little bit of support helps!
The graphics are rather simplistic, but they work well enough in this game. The backgrounds are pretty nice though! In terms of sound, Jumpy provides plenty of catchy music for you to nod your head along with. It’s also nice that the game has different tunes for different levels, so you won’t get bored listening to the same stuff over and over again.
To sum it all up, Jumpy is a unique casual game that caters to players of all ages due to its simple controls, but poses quite a challenge if you plan on getting through a level with as few attempts as possible. The game also has some really interesting game mechanics, such as the yellow balls, and a nice replay feature. With 10 levels to offer - each adding something new and more challenging to the gameplay, you’ll find yourself hopelessly hooked to this amazing game, that’s for sure! So, don’t wait – give Jumpy a try today!